Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic – What Are They All About?

Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic – What Are They All About?

There are a lot of trendy words being tossed around in the wine world today dealing with how wineries are being more respectful to the earth in which they grow their vines. These concepts are often interchanged, when they shouldn’t be. Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic are all based on the premise of being better inhabitants…

Microorganisms Small In Size But Big Players in the Wine Game

Microorganisms Small In Size But Big Players in the Wine Game

Fermentation is what makes the difference between drinking grape juice and wine. It’s really a rather simple concept and it has been occurring in nature for as long as there has been grapes on a vine. Humans did not develop fermentation, they simply stumbled upon it and realized its wonderful end result. Wine is fermented…

The Science Behind Not Drinking Glass

I love sparkling wine. I enjoy the bubbles. The festivity that it embodies and the joy that ensues. There is something special about sparkling wine. The yeasty flavor and tingling sensation on my tongue makes me a Sparkling fanatic.   This article isn’t about the difference between Champagne and Sparkling. It’s not about how Prosecco differs…

Battle of the Sexes and Marvelous Odoriferous Molecules

I’m sure you have heard of the five “S’s” of wine; See – Swirl – Sniff – Sip – Savor.  Although most people associate ‘sip’ as the most influential aspect of wine tasting, it is actually the ‘sniff’ that is the main sense we use to appreciate wine.   We swirl the wine to release the aromas…